Last year it was Paul Pogba, this year it is Antoine Griezmann.
Manchester United may not be dazzling on the pitch but they remain among the biggest players in the transfer market.
The Independent recently reported that the Red Devils are ‘increasingly confident’ of signing Griezmann, and have even agreed his wages and shirt number.
They would be forced to splash out close to the £89 million they paid for Pogba last summer. Griezmann has a €100m buy-out clause in his Atletico Madrid contract, meaning United could have the two most expensive players in history in next season’s squad.
Of course, Jose Mourinho will have to sell his vision to United. The Frenchman would be swapping Atleti, who have appeared in two of the last three Champions League finals, for a club that hasn’t finished higher than fourth since 2012-13.